04 April 2007
VIDEO Journal #3 - On education policy
04 April. I want to use this videocast - the third in my new series of video journals - to explain National's new education policy plank, dealing with testing in primary schools. For more on this, including copies of the policy, a Q & A document and pertinent media releases, go to www.national.org.nz/education. You can also comment on almost all the documentation, including the speech during which I introduced the policy, on this website. Speaking of which, thanks for all the comments so far! Your opinions and thoughts mean a lot to us.
Speaking of which, thanks for all the comments so far! Your opinions and thoughts mean a lot to us.
28 March 2007
NEWS: Move on smacking bill shows Labour out of touch
Helen Clark's move to make Sue Bradford's anti-smacking bill a Government bill shows how out of touch the Prime Minister is with the majority of New Zealanders, says National Party Leader John Key. "The fact is that around 80% of New Zealanders in recent polls are opposed to the ban on smacking. "Why does Helen Clark think she can get away with arrogantly ramming this bill through Parliament in the face of such overwhelming public opposition? "Helen Clark has nothing but contempt for the views of the majority of New Zealand parents. "This tiring Labour Government demonstrates daily that it is increasingly out of touch and offside with the views of the majority of New Zealanders." For video of today's demonstration against the Bradford Bill, click here to watch NTV. Tweet
27 March 2007
VIDEO: John Key on the 'anti-smacking' legislation
27 March 2007. John thanks website visitors for having joined in the conversation by leaving so many comments in the few days since the website launched and uses this videocast to respond to those who have expressed such passionate concern about the so-called 'anti-smacking' legislation proposed by Green MP Sue Bradford and backed by the Labour caucus. For more on this, and the proposed amendment by National MP Chester Borrows, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. You can also watch videocasts by Chester Borrows on his amendment on NTV and National's YouTube channel [3.40]
27 March 2007
VIDEO: On the importance of free trade with the US
27 March 2007. John responds to questions about the importance of a free trade agreement with the US, something the Labour-led Government has been unable to progress in any meaningful way. He discusses the decisive role National has played in advancing the FTA agenda by convincing US leaders that New Zealand's anti-nuke position is an immutable part of the national identity, putting paid to the notion that this development is somehow the product of Labour diplomacy.
27 March 2007
Video Journal #2
27 March 2007. Video Journal broadcast. Covers the week in Parliament with special focus on the developing scandal surrounding conflict of interest allegations in the health sector, prospects for legislative action on Section 59 and the explosively controversial eviction from Parliament of an accredited journalist dubbed a security risk by a visiting delegation from China.